MA 120 Basic Concepts of Statistics
F1HH 2010 PA
Adjunct Faculty - Instructor
Master of Science, Operations Management, University of ArkansasBachelor of Science, Mathematics, Capital University Columbus, Ohio
16 Aug – 10 Oct 2010
11:00 - 12:30 PM
Elementary Statistics, 11th Edition by Mario F. Triola
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Mandatory: Calculator. It is not necessary to spend an inordinate amount of money for a calculator. The type of calculator required will be discussed the first day of class.
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To introduce students to many of the important concepts and procedures they are likely to need in order to (1) evaluate such daily inputs as organizational reports, newspaper articles, radio and television commentaries, (2) improve their ability to make better decisions over a wide range of topics, and (3) improve their ability to measure and cope with changing conditions both at home and on the job. The emphasis will be placed on explaining statistical procedures and interpreting the resulting conclusions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Description of MA 120 Core Assessment
One problem with multiple parts for each numbered item, except for item #3, which contains four separate problems.
1. Compute the mean, median, mode, and standard deviation for a sample of 8 to 12 data.
2. Compute the mean and standard deviation of a grouped frequency distribution with 4 classes.
3. Compute the probability of four problems from among these kinds or combinations there of:
a. the probability of an event based upon a two-dimensional table;
b. the probability of an event that involves using the addition rule;
c. the probability of an event that involves conditional probability;
d. the probability of an event that involves the use of independence of events;
e. the probability of an event based upon permutations and/or combinations;
f. the probability of an event using the multiplication rule; or
g. the probability of an event found by finding the probability of the complementary event.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
1. Test 1 20.00%
2. Test 2 20.00%
3. Comprehensive Final 25.00% (Core Assessment)
4. Homework 20.00%
5. Class Project 15.00%
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
The final grade will be based on the following scale:
A 92.5 - 100
B 85.0 - 92.0
C 77.5 - 84.5
D 70.0 - 77.0
F less than 70.0
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Late submission of homework will be accessed a 10% penalty for each week that it is late.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students will need to take an active role in working out classroom projects. This includes helping other students in completing their individual tasks.
Descriptive Statistics HW handout
Chapters 1, 2 & 3
Class Project Handout
Review Central Tendencies
Probability HW handout
Descriptive Statistics HW due
Descriptive Stats. Test #1
Chapters 5 & 6
Estimates and Sample sizes
Hypothesis HW handout
Probability HW due
Probability Test #2
Review Hypothesis Testing
Class Project Review
Linear Regression HW Handout
Class Project Review
Hypothesis HW due
Linear Regression HW due
Class Project Due
All assignments must be turned in at
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